I can see why America would love this film. It glorifies war, and this man learns no lesson - he learns that he loves war even more so than his family and has been at war for so long that he can't live outside that environment.
Maybe I missed the point, but I just didn't feel this flick. There was no suspense for me - he was always going to be a hero that didn't die. He's a hero, that despite his reckless ways, will save the day - I get it.